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7-Week Phlebotomy

  • Next Start date: Revolving
  • Duration: 7 Weeks
  • Level: Beginner
  • Location: On-Site

All of our phlebotomy training classes are comprehensive and emphasizes a “hands-on” method – each student will draw blood at least once in every class. These draws will be performed with supervision on other class members. Our instructors will guide you as you learn a variety of phlebotomy techniques. In addition, you will learn the “tricks of the trade” that will help with special patients and difficult draws.

Our Phlebotomy Program provides the student with skills and training in order to succeed as a phlebotomist. This course contains 6-weeks of lecture, discussion, and practical instruction in the lab, followed by the National Certified Phlebotomy Technician exam.

Our experienced instructors will guide you as you learn a variety of blood drawing techniques, safety standards, basic anatomy and physiology, and other areas such as:

Phlebotomy program content includes:

  • HIPAA and Patient's Rights
  • Universal Precautions and Safety
  • Venipuncture with Vacutainers, Butterflies and Syringes
  • Finger and Heel Sticks
  • Blood and Blood Components
  • Medical Laboratory Terminology
  • Test Tubes – Uses, Additives and Order of Draw
  • Professionalism
  • Special Procedures - Bleeding Times, Blood Cultures, Glucose Tolerance Testing
  • Difficult Draws – Tricks of the Trade

  • Phlebotomy Program Admissions Requirements:
  • 18 Years of Age or Older
  • High School Diploma, GED, or International High School Diploma Equivalency


    The 7-Week phlebotomy program consists of the four following parts:

    Lecture Skills Lab Assessments
    Two sessions per week for 6-weeks. Each session is 4 hours and features about 2 hours of lecture each session. Introduction to the lab with hands-on skills and live venipunctures. 4 quizzes based on chapter material are required and given throughout the program.
    Material is presented by a qualified and state approved instructor. Mechanics of equipment and specimen handling are taught alongside techniques of venipuncture. A comprehensive multiple-choice final examination is given prior to externship.
    A book is provided to you for reference during and after the program. A focus on professionalism and patient care prepares students for the real-world setting. Final skills evaluation on venipuncture technique and professionalism is performed prior to externship.

    The following is the break-down for tuition and fees for the Phlebotomy program.

    • Registration Fee: $50
    • Tuition: $500
    • Laboratory Fee: $150
    • Books and Supplies: $100
    • Capstone Fee: $100
    Registration fee is due to hold your seat in the program and is nonrefundable after 3 business days

    Externships are performed at clinical facilities which have agreed to partner with GSP to provide students with the opportunity to not only fulfill the required clinical hours, but to interact with patients and other healthcare professionals in a real-world clinical environment where skills are put in context. This placement is completely coordinated by GSP's externship coordinator and students are assigned to sites based on a number of factors, including attendance, payment compliance, progress in the program, and student preference. Students should plan on having a full week of availability the two weeks immediately following the end date of the class in order to attend externship, which is performed Monday through Friday during the operational hours of the clinical site, which typically fall somewhere between 6am to 6pm.

    Externship placements are throughout the area and in the state of Georgia, and the requirements of each clinical facility vary but typically include a TB test and criminal background check, while others may also have additional requirements such as a lab coat, health assessment, immunization records, or other records.

    Payment plans are available to divide the cost of the program over the time you are enrolled. These plans are provided at no additional cost and available to all students. You can choose one of the three payment plans listed below to pay for your enrollment in the Phlebotomy program at GSP:

    Plan A Plan B Plan C
    Registration Fee $50 at Registration $50 at Registration $50 at Registration
    Week 1 $425 $150 $300
    Week 2 $85 $140 $0
    Week 3 $85 $140 $300
    Week 4 $85 $140 $0
    Week 5 $85 $140 $250
    Week 6 $85 $140 $0

    One of the major factors to consider when pursuing education in any field is the what the hiring market looks like for students after graduation. While no school can guarantee that graduates will find a job, GSP is committed to providing career assistance services that will guide the student through the job application process.

    Quick Facts Phlebotomists
    2015 Median Pay $31,630 per year ($15.21 per hour)
    Typical Entry-Level Education Postsecondary nondegree award
    Work Experience Required in a Related Occupation None
    Additional On-the-job Training Required None
    Number of Jobs (2014) 112,700
    Job Outlook (2014-2024) 25% (Much faster than average)
    Employment Change (2014-2024) 28,100

    Data Table From: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Phlebotomists, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/phlebotomists.htm (data retrieved September 11, 2016).

    Upcoming 2024/2025 7 Week Phlebotomy Schedule

    PLB classes meet twice a week for 6 weeks / CPT classes meet twice a week for 7 weeks and DO NOT have an externship week.

    GSPCPT Monday/Wednesday Evenings 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    CPT 7229 February 05, 2024 March 20, 2024 Closed
    CPT 7230 March 25, 2024 May 08, 2024 Closed
    CPT 7231 May 13, 2024 July 03, 2024 Closed
    CPT 7233 August 26, 2024 October 14, 2024 Open
    CPT 7234 October 21, 2024 December 04, 2024 Open
    CPT 7235 December 09, 2024 February 03, 2025 Open
    GSPCPT Saturday/Sunday Afternoon 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    CPT 7209 February 24, 2024 April 13, 2024 Closed
    CPT 7210 April 20, 2024 June 02, 2024 Closed
    CPT 7211 June 08, 2024 July 21, 2024 Closed
    CPT 7212 August 03, 2024 September 15, 2024 Open
    CPT 7213 September 21, 2024 November 03, 2024 Open
    CPT 7214 November 16, 2024 December 29, 2024 Open
    GSPCPT Wednesday/Friday Afternoon 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    CPT 7216 March 06, 2024 April 19, 2024 Closed
    CPT 7217 April 24, 2024 June 07, 2024 Closed
    CPT 7218 June 12, 2024 July 31, 2024 Closed
    CPT 7219 August 07, 2024 September 20, 2024 Open
    CPT 7220 September 25, 2024 November 08, 2024 Open
    CPT 7221 November 13, 2024 January 03, 2025 Open
    GSPCPT Wednesday/Friday Mornings 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    CPT 7223 March 20, 2024 May 03, 2024 Closed
    CPT 7224 May 08, 2024 June 26, 2024 Closed
    CPT 7225 July 03, 2024 August 16, 2024 Closed
    CPT 7226 August 21, 2024 October 04, 2024 Open
    CPT 7227 October 09, 2024 November 22, 2024 Open
    CPT 7228 December 04, 2024 January 24, 2025 Open